An MLS coach has weighed in on the fight for equal pay spearheaded by the United States women’s national team.Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer said he does not believe in equal pay for men and women in soccer, or even any other sport like tennis, because women don’t bring in as much revenue to warrant it. However, he says the gap is still warranted in sports.”I think it started because a woman (was) getting underpaid, especially at (managerial) positions,” he added. “They have to earn the same as a man. I think if you have a manager position for a bank or something, you have to earn the same what the men did because it’s not physically, just only here (points to head), so why do you have to earn less, because you’re doing the same job as a man? I think that’s also dropped a little bit into the sports world, like tennis and soccer. But I think that’s still different.”Megan Rapinoe has been one of the most vocal athletes against the pay disparity and even used her platform after the USWNT won the 2019 World Cup, which brought in record-breaking numbers for some broadcasts during its victory and viewership that beat last year’s men’s World Cup final by more than 20%. Real Salt Lake fires coach Mike Petke after suspension for abusing referee U.S. Soccer hires lobbyists to fight USWNT players’ claim of being underpaid, report says “I think for me, it’s ridiculous,” de Boer told The Guardian. “It’s the same like tennis. If there are watching, for the World Cup final, 500 million people or something like that, and 100 million for a women’s final, that’s a difference. So it’s not the same. And of course, they have to be paid what they deserve to (earn) and not less, just what they really deserve. If it’s just as popular as the men, they will get it, because the income and the advertising will go into that. But it’s not like that, so why do they have to earn the same? I think it’s ridiculous. I don’t understand that.”De Boer, who took over as manager for the defending MLS champions in December 2018 after serving as the Ajax coach, disagrees with the gender pay gap in the workplace. Related News Kate Markgraf, longtime USWNT defender, named team’s first GM “Everyone’s asking what’s next and what we want to come (of) all of this — it’s to stop having the conversation about equal pay and are we worth it,” Rapinoe said. “This game has done so much for all of us, we’ve put so much into it. I think it’s a testament to the quality on the field.”I don’t think everything else is matching that. How we do get everything to match up and push this forward because I think at this point the argument that we have been having is totally null and void.”
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by United Way of Thurston CountyOn October 25 and 26, 2018, United Way of Thurston County will offer Results-Based Accountability (RBA) Training to program partners. RBA is part of the new framework United Way of Thurston County is implementing for all service providers applying for UWTC funding. United Way will provide lunch both days. There is no charge to attend for agencies applying for United Way funding. We recommend this training for executive and development staff.Results-Based Accountability is a disciplined way of thinking and acting to improve entrenched and complex social problems. Communities use it to improve the lives of children, youth, families, adults and by organizations to improve the effectiveness of their programs.RBA uses a data-driven, decision-making process to help communities and organizations get beyond talking about problems to taking action to solve problems. RBA starts with ends and works backward, towards means. The “end” or difference you are trying to make looks slightly different if you are working on a broad community level or are focusing on your specific program or organization.The population versus performance distinction is what separates RBA from all other frameworks. It is important to understand because it determines who is responsible for what. Population accountability organizes our work with co-equal partners to promote community well-being. In contrast, Performance Accountability organizes our work to have the greatest impact on our customers. What we do for our customers is our contribution to community impact.WHO: United Way of Thurston CountyWHAT: Results-Based Accountability TrainingWHEN: October 25 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. & October 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 1224 Legion Way SE, Olympia WA 98501WHY: RBA is part of the new framework United Way of Thurston County is implementing for all service providers applying for UWTC funding.RESERVE A SPOT:https://commerce.ayt360.org/Compass360WebPortals/eCommerce/org=unitedway-thurston.org/request=eventTicketing/eventId=C5BC9BD2-55AD-4A47-AAA9-35B8387CFA8CFOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Paul Larsen, Director of Community Impact, 360-943-2773 ext. 113, [email protected]
Mallard’s Source for sports is spotlighting the Nelson teams with Team of the Week honours.This week Mallard’s showcasing the Nelson Selects U15 Girls.The team opened the season in Couer d’Alene before wining the Terry Walgren Tournament in Nelson and finishing third to win the bronze medal at the Sam Steele Tourney in Cranbrook.The Selects open the eight-team Provincial B Cup Thursday at 1 p.m. against North Shore FC Vipers at Lakeside.The team includes, Ruby Creighton, Jodi Surina, Abby Beauchamp, Sofia Arcuri, Grace Dehnel, coach Paul Burkart, Emily Taylor, Bella Guderyan, Shianne Michalchuk, keeper Hanna Quinn, Shane Panko-Dool, Ashley Hall, Allison Bendis, Mattea Lorenzo, Ruby Seright, Julia Burkart and coach Pete Quinn. Nelson Youth Soccer is playing host to the BC Soccer Girl’s Provincial B Cup July 9-12 at the Lakeside Soccer Pitches.The Heritage City association is hosting three divisions — U13, U14 & U15 — in the four-day tournament.